Village of the Damned Reviews
October 8, 2020
Although it's not in the same league as Carpenter's other notable remake (his 1982 version of The Thing remains unparalleled), it's well worth reassessment.
May 1, 2020
The film feels somewhat dead. It's not tapping into a cultural vein, or expressing some sort of parental nightmare, it's just echoing those prior ones in a totally unsatisfying way.
April 21, 2016
John Carpenter's version of the original story is compelling and absolutely entertaining.
April 16, 2016
Director John Carpenter is unable to generate anything resembling suspense or even basic narrative fluidity.
April 11, 2016
It's the kind of film that appears to have been made by filmmakers who don't understand a thing about storytelling, pacing, tone, or atmosphere, which is only made all the more shocking by the fact that it was directed by the legendary John Carpenter.
July 6, 2010
The real shock came when I noticed that a woman filing out of the premiere screening beside me had actually marked her rating card with an "excellent" grade.
June 15, 2007
The story is set across a decade and would be easy to pick apart, but such activity would divert attention from the film’s chief asset, its general mood and atmosphere, which improves on multiple viewings.
November 28, 2003
Not bad, but Superman deserved a better sendoff before his paralysis.
July 14, 2003
Surprisingly fun horror. Nothing new, but the coma was creepy and the telepathic kids were scary.